Cross country skiing is the oldest form of snow sport. It developed in Lapland for efficient travel over the snow covered landscape. Cross country skiing became an official Olympic sport at the 1924 Winter Games in Chamonix, France. At the SSWSC we offer a full spectrum of training programs, starting at age 4 and continuing up to age 19. Our goal is to expose youth to the thrill of cross country skiing skill development, physical training, and racing. The SSWSC cross country program has grown and developed into one of the top training centers in the United States. Cross country skiing is one of the best ways to learn to ski, providing a foundation of balance and fitness for any winter sport. By the high school ages, the SSWSC program offers full-time year-round training for the most committed cross country racers.In the United States there are a variety of avenues for competitive cross country skiers to continue beyond high school. Many SSWSC continue on the NCAA collegiate skiing circuit and there are many more schools with cross country skiing under the USCSA umbrella.